Mother of Pearl Large Wood Mirror Inlaid with Korean Alphabet Design
This stylish hand mirror is ornamented with an elegant design of mother of pearl Korean letters. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
Invented in 1443 by King Sejong the Great and a selected group of Joseon scholars under his reign, the Korean writing system called Hangeul ('Korean Writing') is the only alphabet system in human history whose authors and date of invention are clearly known. Records say that the 14 consonants and 10 vowels of the system were created from the basis of the Korean philosophy that the universe consists of heaven, earth and humankind, as well as the shapes of the organs that make sound. Its scientific system is regarded by international linguists as the world's greatest alphabet system as it can express all sounds with its 14 consonants and 10 vowels. This is one of the reasons why Hangeul is regarded as the most scientific writing system in mankind has ever known. Read More